“I Do See Myself Crossing Over…” – Colby Covington Anticipates Glorious Future With ‘Multiple Belts’ in Light of UFC WWE Merger

Published 04/10/2023, 3:01 AM EDT

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The announcement of the UFC and WWE merger drove the combat sports community into a frenzy. Fight fans worldwide were left in awe, wondering what this collaboration would bring to the table. The anticipation and excitement among the fans and fighters alike have been palpable since the announcement. One fighter who is particularly hyped about the potential of this partnership is Colby Covington, who is currently on cloud nine after being selected by Dana White for the title shot next straight after coming off of a one-year gap against the reigning welterweight champion, Leon Edwards. However, this decision by the UFC president has not been well-received by MMA fans.

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Despite the criticism, Covington remains optimistic about his future and sees himself excelling not just in the MMA domain but also in the world of wrestling. ‘Chaos’ recently expressed his desire to compete in the WWE, stating that he sees himself shining in that world, too.

Colby Covington foresees winning multiple belts in UFC and WWE

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During a recent interview with ‘Submission Radio’, Colby Covington talked about a variety of subjects, including his future fights and other fighters. As the conversation turned towards the recent merger of UFC and WWE, the 35-year-old fighter expressed his thoughts on this development, saying, “I couldn’t be more excited that, you know the, two of my first loves since I was a little kid and knew anything about combat sports are finally under the same umbrella together. The UFC and WWE merger. So it’s amazing, man.”

Continuing on this topic, the former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion stated, It gets me so excited for my future. Like, not only am I going to unify my ‘King of Miami’ belt and go get the undisputed title this summer and beat fumble mouth Leon Edwards scissorhands. But I do see myself crossing over into the WWE and becoming a multi-champ. A multi-time world champion over there.”

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Putting forth his plans of making it big in both the UFC and WWE simultaneously, Covington also named the WWE star whom he looks up to.

The WWE G.O.A.T. that Covington finds ‘inspiring’

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The WWE boasts a plethora of big stars with a global fan following. However, one fighter that stands out above the rest is Roman Reigns. Like millions of his fans around the world, Colby Covington is also one of his admirers. Speaking about Reigns, the UFC welterweight expressed his admiration, saying, “It’d be an honor to share the ring with him. The guy’s, you know, unquestioned- You know, probably the G.O.A.T. of WWE.”

Covington continued, “The things he’s done in that sport and just the longevity of his career, how he’s been able to stay on top of the game forever as the best in the world and WWE. It’s inspiring.”

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It would certainly be intriguing to see Colby Covington in WWE, and the fighter seems very optimistic and confident about his ability to excel in both domains. Do you think Colby Covington can back up his words? Please let us know in the comments below.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His journey as an MMA fan started with Conor McGregor’s historic 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo in 2015, which sparked his love for the sport. Since then, he has closely followed the sport and gained an in-depth understanding of its nuances, which reflects in his insightful and analytical writing.
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